The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 41 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 16 2 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.46% 1.46% 6.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.62% 28.57% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 11
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£347 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £350 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.30 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+29.53% -24.31%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
65 7 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 14.04% 5.11% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 6 25
Average daily rate £348 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.07% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 24 (68.57%) DNS
2 20 (57.14%) UNIX
3 19 (54.29%) Windows
3 19 (54.29%) SQL
3 19 (54.29%) WAN
4 18 (51.43%) LAN
4 18 (51.43%) Red Hat
4 18 (51.43%) Service Management
4 18 (51.43%) Security Cleared
5 17 (48.57%) SC Cleared
5 17 (48.57%) Linux
6 15 (42.86%) Oracle
6 15 (42.86%) HP
7 13 (37.14%) SAN
7 13 (37.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (34.29%) Incident Management
8 12 (34.29%) Cisco
8 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
8 12 (34.29%) Perl
8 12 (34.29%) WebLogic
9 11 (31.43%) CheckPoint
9 11 (31.43%) Juniper
9 11 (31.43%) Service Delivery
9 11 (31.43%) F5
10 10 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (28.57%) QA
10 10 (28.57%) WhatsUp Gold
10 10 (28.57%) Network Management
10 10 (28.57%) Middleware
10 10 (28.57%) ITIL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (34.29%) WebLogic
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (22.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (68.57%) DNS
2 19 (54.29%) WAN
3 18 (51.43%) LAN
4 13 (37.14%) SAN
5 9 (25.71%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (25.71%) Network Security
5 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 9 (25.71%) SSL
6 8 (22.86%) LDAP
6 8 (22.86%) VPN
6 8 (22.86%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (22.86%) Junos
6 8 (22.86%) SSH
7 7 (20.00%) DHCP
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.71%) SMS
10 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MSI
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) UNIX Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) UNIX Support
4 4 (11.43%) Linux Support
5 3 (8.57%) Support Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) UNIX Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Wintel Support
6 2 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Cryptography
1 8 (22.86%) Open Source
2 5 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 5 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 3 (8.57%) HACMP
3 3 (8.57%) Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) UNIX
2 19 (54.29%) Windows
3 17 (48.57%) Linux
4 13 (37.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (25.71%) Windows XP
6 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (22.86%) AIX
6 8 (22.86%) Solaris
7 4 (11.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Service Management
2 12 (34.29%) Incident Management
3 11 (31.43%) Service Delivery
4 10 (28.57%) ITIL
4 10 (28.57%) Network Management
4 10 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (25.71%) Network Design
5 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
6 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
7 6 (17.14%) Time Management
8 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (11.43%) Change Data Capture
10 3 (8.57%) Network Load Balancing
11 2 (5.71%) Knowledge Management
11 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
12 1 (2.86%) Six Sigma
12 1 (2.86%) CRM
12 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) SQL
2 12 (34.29%) Perl
3 8 (22.86%) PL/SQL
3 8 (22.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) Security Cleared
2 17 (48.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.57%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) QA
2 7 (20.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) NFS
2 8 (22.86%) vSphere
3 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 4 (11.43%) KVM
5 4 (11.43%) RHEV
6 3 (8.57%) GPFS
7 2 (5.71%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (11.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (5.71%) HP SIM
3 2 (5.71%) OpenView
4 1 (2.86%) SCCM
4 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Red Hat
2 15 (42.86%) Oracle
2 15 (42.86%) HP
3 12 (34.29%) Cisco
4 11 (31.43%) Juniper
4 11 (31.43%) CheckPoint
4 11 (31.43%) F5
5 9 (25.71%) McAfee
6 8 (22.86%) TippingPoint
6 8 (22.86%) Citrix
6 8 (22.86%) JBoss
7 7 (20.00%) EMC
7 7 (20.00%) 3PAR
7 7 (20.00%) VMware
8 3 (8.57%) Crossbeam
8 3 (8.57%) Riverbed
8 3 (8.57%) IBM
8 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.71%) Lotus
10 1 (2.86%) Draytek